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Adolescent brains haven’t developed enough to adjust their performance despite higher stakes, and this could explain teens’ tendency for risky behaviors, according to a study published in Nature Communications. “Interestingly, the ability to adjust performance according to the stakes at play emerged gradually across adolescence,” said study leader Catherine Insel.

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